Hong Kong is exploring the launch of stablecoin HKDG to compete with established stablecoins such as USDT and USDC. By backing HKDG with foreign exchange reserves, the government seeks to foster financial innovation and maintain its leadership in the blockchain space.
By issuing a Hong Kong dollar-pegged stablecoin (HKDG), the government aims to increase transaction efficiency, reduce costs and improve the existing payment system. The move is expected to strengthen Hong Kong’s fintech capabilities and improve the efficiency and inclusiveness of its financial system.
However, the government’s current plan to allow private institutions to issue Hong Kong dollar stablecoins may limit its market share and overall impact.